|The following information was obtained from the parish
church records of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oberneissen
The Birlenbach family was from Niederneissen, Hessen-Nassau, Germany, about 30 miles northwest of Frankfurt. This is within a few miles of where the Fuchs family lived (Netzbach), and the Ohlemacher and Schoenborn families lived (Burgschwalbach). In some records, the name is spelled Birlebach.
Direct ancestors of the author are shown in bold type below.
Daniel Birlenbach (1749 - 1811) and Maria Elizabetha Himberger (1773) and had at least two children:
Andreas Birlenbach (1789 - 1947) married Anna Maria Fuchs
( nine documented children, eight of whom died at a young age):
Others who appear in the church records and are likely